Research geologist says recent uptick in Aleutian earthquakes no cause for concern, but useful reminder to preparePeople living in Aleutian communities are no strangers to the occasional earthquake. But in recent years, the region has seen some ramped up seismic activity, including a magnitude-6.2 earthquake that hit just about 40 miles south of Unalaska earlier this month. KUCB’s Maggie Nelson sat down with Rob Witter, a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, to hear more about the island’s recent earthquake and how that fits into the larger picture of seismic activity in the Aleutians.
Nearly 80 years after his death, Unangax̂ soldier Pvt. George Fox to finally receive burial ceremony in 2022Army Pvt. George Fox is the only known Unangax̂ soldier killed in action in World War II and any war since. He’s also been buried in an unmarked grave in Unalaska for over 70 years.Now, nearly a decade of work will culminate in a Memorial Day 2022 ceremony to recognize and honor him.